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Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans - female

Southern Black Widow - Latrodectus mactans - Female
August 18, 2005
An image of Latrodectus mactans (Southern Black Widow), showing its distinct hourglass.

I wish
I wish there was some contact information. I'd like to buy this image.

Bruce Marlin
Cirrus Digital Imaging

Well Bruce, you can drag the picture on to a word document, make it as big as you want, and then print it out. Realy it's that simple.

Not really, unless
you are Lactrodectus giving Bruce permission. This image is copyrighted by Lactrodectus and only he or she can allow Bruce to use the image. BugGuide strictly adhers to intellectual property rights.

Well hey
Hey! I'm just a little 4th grader! How was I spossed to know? But thank you for pointing that out. I'll keep that in mind.

Nice set of images
It would be helpful if you added more information to your postings on where and when you found these spiders. Just click on EDIT and add more info. You could also add more information about yourself to your contributer page which would tell us more about you. Just click on your name at the end of this image and you will be taken to your user page, where you will find the opportunity to edit your page listed at the top.
Jeff Hollenbeck has been reviewing many of the images posted in the guide under Lactrodectus, but we're certain he would appreciate any comments and help on those IDs. Do you have any strengths in any of the other spider genera or families. The guide could always use some more help in clarifying images already posted there.

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